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Olazzo - Silver Spring
8235 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Frida: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Italian, Mediterranean, Global, International
Beer, Full Bar, Wine
A word from Olazzo - Silver Spring
An authentic Italian with Old World flavor. Italian Cuisine, Martini Bar, and Catering. Come in an give us a try. Listed in the Washingtonian 100 Best Bargain Restaurants 2008.
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Diners' Choice Winner
Simply put, Olazzo is a wonderful
restaurant in every respect."
Dined on 3/1/2014
Have eaten here 3 times and it has
been great every time. The calamari is to die for. I could eat it every day. My daughter and her boyfriend consider it their special restaurant and introduced us to it. It is much further for us to travel, but worth the trip."
Dined on 2/21/2014
This is an excellent neighborhood
restaurant. The food is very good. The service is outstanding. Loved the atmosphere."
Dined on 2/17/2014
My wife and I wanted to come back
but we invited another couple this time. We all enjoyed ourselves immensely for a Valentine's Day double date. After trying to convince one of the owners to bring a location to Baltimore (unsuccessfully) we tried the Tiramisu... awesome! His concern for preserving the quality of his restaurants over expansion was actually encouraging. So I'll just travel... because I will return."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I've eaten here on my past two
trips to Silver Spring and the service great, all dishes excellent, and a decent wine list."
Dined on 2/3/2014
Brought a friend for her 1st visit
to Olazzo's, and again everything was wonderful. Had some of our old favorites and some new ones as well. Service was friendly and wonderful. Olazzo's is high on our favorite spot list."
Dined on 2/1/2014
This Italian American restaurant
is greater than the sum of it's parts. Food is always good. Pricing is just right. Servers are always cordial. Atmosphere reminds me of places been to when visiting Italy. Homemade meatballs remind me of the italian babysitter I had as a child. MARTINI TUESDAY is amazing as they have a good variety of specialty martinis (italian surfer dude among my favorites)."
Dined on 1/10/2014
Had a great time here. It was our
first time but we had heard good things. The place was crowded but we got a table right away. The back room had big parties and was very noisy, so they sat us in the front room, which was much better. We had the gnocchi bolognase and fruita de mar, both of which were excellent. A salad came with the meal, so an appetizer was not necessary. We did have the calamari for an appetizer. The calamari was good, but not excellent. It was a large portion. The waitstaff was excellent. We will definitely be back to this neighborhood gem."
Dined on 1/25/2014
Visiting the area and last minute
needed a place near College Park to dine. Went on Open Table and Trip Advisor and both gave raving reviews. Taken on time after making res. Servers were very polite and knowledgable of menu. Nicely priced wine list and excellent home cooked style dishes. Had the roasted eggplant pasta dish, very fresh and pasta was tasty and not smothered in heavy sauce. Will definitely make Olazzo a regular stop when visiting our family in this area. Great meal and great open table recommendation"
Dined on 1/24/2014
We were delightfully surprised by
the delicious and generous portions at Olazzo's. We got there early and had a reservation so there were no problems. By the time we left there was a line waiting by the door. I think they have been discovered by the locals!"
Dined on 1/18/2014
Second time eating there, ordered
the exact same thing. Delicious!"
Dined on 1/13/2014
The food here is fantastic! I've
been here three times now and have never been disappointed! I will definitely be going back!"
Dined on 1/11/2014
Delicious food, outstanding
friendly service. Especially liked the mozzarella garlic bread, the ciabatta, and the off-menu spaghetti with meat sauce (not the on-menu bolognese). Found a very nice win, too."
Dined on 1/8/2014
This family owned restaurant is
EXCELLENT!! the food is tasty, the portion size is generous and the staff is friendly and efficient. Anything with the ROSE sauce is a must."
Dined on 1/4/2014
Food and service is always good at
Olazzo, so I continue to go back! Keep up the good work."
Dined on 12/31/2013
The food is as good as the
Bethesda location and they take reservations!"
Dined on 12/21/2013
Near, but not in, downtown Silver
Spring, so this restaurant caters to locals rather than the tourist crowd. I regularly go there for casual business lunches because the noise level (especially in the back room) is conducive to conversation. The food is good and consistent, and the wait staff is pleasant and efficient. Pricing is at an appropriate level for a casual business lunch for that area. I have never had a bad experience."
Dined on 12/30/2013
Love this place for dinner.
Starting to visit for lunch. Great staff and great food!"
Dined on 12/20/2013
My second time there. Service is
uneven, food is uneven. It's pleasant though. I wouldn't hesitate to go back for a moderately priced casual dinner in Silver Spring."
Dined on 12/15/2013
I had heard a lot of good things
about Olazzo from friends, and went there for a birthday. My wife arrived first, and the hostess asked her if she would like a dessert delivered to the table. My wife agreed and even selected the dessert, but it never arrived. The food was mediocre, and I could have made a better meal at home. We asked our server for Parmesan cheese and it never came. Maybe we caught them on an off night, but frankly, I was disappointed with the experience after hearing so many good things about it."
Dined on 12/16/2013
The food was terrific! My date had
the shrimp and crab penne and I had the gnocchi Bolognese. My meal was fantastic and she said she really liked hers. We had the calamari appetizer - really good, but way too much for 2 people. And, on Mondays, bottles of wine are 1/2 price! A great find!"
Dined on 12/9/2013
The interior has an old world
feel. Food was delicious. Lots of options for vegetarians. Attentive, friendly wait staff. Felt as if we had ventured into the city for fine dining. Looking forward to more enjoyable dining experiences at Olazzo."
Dined on 11/29/2013
It was my first time there. Our
server was spectacular and very knowledgeable of both the wine and food. The food was good, I enjoyed my calamari appetizer better than my entrée'. I would come again with my spouse or friends. From where we sat I don't think it is a great place to bring kids. It has a romantic atmosphere not a family one."
Dined on 11/23/2013
A former colleague and I met for
lunch last week. I recommended Olazzo based on an excellent dinner my wife and I had last year with friends. For lunch, we had the eggplant parm with vegetables. It was delicious! Service was very good, so my second experience here was as good as the first. The entire lunch with tip was $15."
Dined on 11/20/2013
We were a group of four on a
Sunday night-the front room/bar area was packed, loud and noisy. We were led to the back room, which was very quiet and almost empty. Our server was the best, very attentive but not obsequious, just very gracious and friendly- I wish we got her name. The calamari app was extremely generous and tasty with a zippy marinara. We each got a different entree, everyone was happy. Very large portions, so by the time the entree came we were pretty full. Three us took home most of our entree."
Dined on 11/17/2013
Love this place! I have NEVER had
a bad meal here out of the 20+ times I've been"
Dined on 11/13/2013
This was my second time dining
here and I absolutely loved it! I will definitely be back!"
Dined on 11/15/2013
I enjoy Olazzo a lot! Never had
bad service or food. I usually go with the special, because it doesnt let me down and it is usually a seafood dish that I want to try or have enjoyed in the past."
Dined on 11/14/2013
My friends and I dined here on a
Thursday evening. Our server was wonderful, as were the salads and bread that accompanied the meal (I couldn't stop eating the ciabatta!). We ordered the arrancini appetizer which was a perfect portion for the 5 of us to have a taste but not get too full. The star dish of the evening was definitely the special that night: Butternut squash ravioli. All of the food tasted fresh and was well seasoned. The only suggestion I would have is to expand the dessert menu; my husband and I wanted something sweet but were not fans of the three dishes that were available that evening. Other than that, it was an excellent experience!"
Dined on 11/1/2013
I had some friends come to DC and
want to eat dinner with me. I live north of Frederick, MD, so I chose this place on a whim because it was close to the metro station. I could not have been happier with the experience. Great food and excellent service! I can't wait to come back with other friends!"
Dined on 11/2/2013
The wife and I hit Olazzo once
every few months. The menu is somewhat limited to basic items, but the food is very tasty. The restaurant is pretty small. We prefer to sit up front at a booth in the bar area. The food is very tasty and they also have a good bar menu."
Dined on 10/20/2013
the pasta was great, appetizers
excellent, but some other entrees to round out the menu would be good."
Dined on 10/13/2013
Our order was lost in the kitchen
and we had to wait well over an hour for our meal. Our meal was automatically comped. People are human. I have eaten there before and had an awesome experience. So will give another chance."
Dined on 10/8/2013
Olazzo was a great restaurant for
a Friday night! The mussels with white wine and lemon were out of this world. For the entrees, we thoroughly enjoyed the mango salmon, fettuccini alfredo and gnocchi. Highly recommend Olazzo!"
Dined on 10/5/2013
I enjoyed my meal at Olazzo a
great deal. The atmosphere was low key, service was outstanding, and the array of choices on the menu were a real plus. I have never had a better bowl of minestrone than I had here! The only criticism I have is that the dessert options were very limited. Otherwise I thoroughly enjoyed it!"
Dined on 9/26/2013
One of the absolute best Italian
restaurants in the Washington Metro Area! Excellent bartenders and the service was great! The Gem of Georgia Avenue!"
Dined on 9/26/2013
Such a pleasant surprise! We had
tried to go to another restaurant nearby that was closed and stumbled upon Olazzo which we had always wanted to try but didn't realize it was in the same vicinity. Right off the bat, even though we were early (dinner prep just getting started) the restaurant was very accommodating! We were seated up past the kitchen in the back, and it was such a cool space- started with calamari and it was delicious! I ordered eggplant Parmesan and it was some of the best I've eaten! my husband had sausage, peppers over pasta and he really enjoyed it! Service was great- we will definitely be back!"
Dined on 9/1/2013
Healthy portions of tasty Italian
dishes. In spite of the torn up street in front and the need to cross barriers, the place was crowded on a weekday dinner hour."
Dined on 8/27/2013
The crab cakes were delicious! The
Brooklyn Cocktail was a perfect start to the evening!"
Dined on 8/21/2013
We had a wonderful dinner this
week at olazzo and though only one server worked the back dining room she did a good job. Food is always good here. The only thing that Annoyed me was that we ordered a bottle of montepulciano. We initially were told they ran out so we opted for a more expensive bottle. Only after we started drinking the bottle did some guy come to the table to inform us they actually had the wine in stock....we received the bill and they still charged us for the more expensive bottle. When I commented on the way out the guy just smirked and dismissed it. Don't know if we are coming back..."
Dined on 8/8/2013
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